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Metal News for June 15, 2007

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7 news articles posted on this day.

The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce New Drummer

The Dillinger Escape Plan has confirmed that Stolen Babies drummer, Gil Sharone will be playing on their new album. This was confirmed in an update on the bands site and is as follows:

"Know that what we are in the process of recording will be everything we have ever been capable of, and now more. This last year, and how we have gotten through it and to the place we are now, will define all of our lives for a long time. You will hear it in the music and words when you hear this album, and when you see us play live you will see the newfound energy that we now have from making it through all this together. Some of you are new, some of you have been with us for a long time. Regardless, we have a long way left to go, and the thing that we share together besides the music is making it through obstacles in our lives. We have overcome everything from multiple member changes in the early years, members suffering physical impairment or injury that has made it impossible to continue playing, and financial, physical, personal, and internal problems that many bands would never make it through. We take forever to put out records, and put everything we have into them. This band goes beyond just writing music and lyrics for us, it exists in every aspect of our lives 24 hours a day, and everything we experience and go through ends up going into this band in some way. When we see familiar faces on tour, we know that in the time since we have seen you last, you have had to deal with a lot in your own life just to get there again. Life is not easy, but it is the overcoming of obstacles and the amount of fight we have inside of us that will define us. We are going through all this together in some way or another. Please welcome this new time for us. The past was great, but the future will be greater I promise, if every day we didn’t know for a fact that it would be, we wouldn’t continue. We love you all for sticking though us through all of this. You’ll hear it and see us soon.

The album is called ‘Ire Works‘ and is being produced by Steve Evetts for a fall release. Recording members of The Dillinger Escape Plan are now:

Ben Weinman
Liam Wilson
Greg Puciato
Gil Sharone“

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Turisas Announce New Album Release Date

Turisas continue to establish their brand of battle metal on their sophomore effort, "The Varangian Way", which is set for a July 17th release. Also, on their website Turisas have created an interactive map with the song titles in which you click the song title on the map and vocalist Warlord pops up in a video to explain the story behind the song and at the beginning of the map, explains the concept of the album. Check it out at the band's website: http://www.thevarangianway.com/main.html

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Dimmu Borgir Brings Invaluable Darkness To UK

After the release of the new album “In Sorte Diaboli” this spring, and performances at this years Download Festival and the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, DIMMU BORGIR are coming to the UK for a full tour. Keeping the name of their US tour with Unearth, Devildriver and Kataklysm, the UK leg will feature special guests AMON AMARTH and HATESPHERE.

Dimmu Borgir's The Invaluable Darkness Tour 2007 UK dates are as follows:

September 28 London Forum
September 29 Nottingham Rock City
September 30 Manchester Academy
October 1 Glasgow Garage/QMU
October 2 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

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Killswitch Engage To Film Video For Dio Cover

Killswitch Engage has tapped Brian Thompson to direct its video for the cover of the DIO classic "Holy Diver". The shoot will take place in the Calistoga, California area the weekend of June 16-17.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's cover of DIO's "Holy Diver" was one of several exclusive tracks that were made available on a special CD accompanying Kerrang!'s 25th anniversary issue (street date: May 31, 2006). Entitled "High Voltage", the 15-track disc was made up of classic rock and metal songs covered by contemporary bands, with 10 of the tracks recorded exclusively for the CD.

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Straight Line Stitch Sign To Rage Nation Records

Knoxville, TN's Straight Line Stitch have signed with Rage Nation Records. There's no word on a possible release date. You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

Straight Line Stitch has a number of summer tour dates planned running from late June through mid-july:

Jun 23 2007 9:00P Wind River Music Festival w/ Nodes Of Ranvier Fort Washakie, Wyoming
Jun 26 2007 8:00P Alley Katz w/ Flaw and Saint Diablo Richmond, Virginia
Jun 27 2007 8:00P Hooligan's w/ St. Diablo Jacksonville, North Carolina
Jun 28 2007 9:00P Zakk's Coffeehouse w/ St. Diablo Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Jun 29 2007 9:00P Jester's Pub w/ St. Diablo Fayetteville, North Carolina
Jul 1 2007 8:00P The Soundvent w/ St. Diablo Thomasville, North Carolina
Jul 5 2007 9:00P The Warehouse Clarksville, Tennessee
Jul 6 2007 8:00P Club Tabu Huntsville, Alabama
Jul 7 2007 8:00P Bulldog Cafe Fairdale, Kentucky
Jul 12 2007 8:00P Diesel Cave City, Kentucky
Jul 13 2007 9:00P Tops N Tails w/ Silent Civilian Creve Coeur, Illinois
Jul 14 2007 6:00P Pop's - St. Louis Summer Throwdown Sauget, Illinois
Jul 15 2007 9:00P Tops N Tails ALL AGES!!! Creve Coeur, Illinois
Jul 17 2007 10:00P Legend's w/Rikets and Left 4 Dead Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Jul 19 2007 10:00P The Underground - FREE BEER Sandusky, Ohio

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Vandod Release First Full-Length, Post Video

Formed in 2004 by guitarist Henrik Wendel and drummer Daniel Wikforss, Black Metallers VANDÖD have released their first full-length album “As” on Sweden’s Ex Mortem Records.

The Swedish band has developed a style all of its own, thanks in part to Wendel’s years of playing in local Orchestras, which allowed VANDÖD to develop a distinctive sound that sets it apart from the usual run of the mill Black Metal bands, without ever losing its dark Scandinavian edge. Vocalist Niclas Ankarbranth joined the band after hearing Wendel and Wikforss playing around with a track during a visit to the studios, and the trio were later joined by FALL OV SERAFIM’s Ville Kemi on bass and backing vocals.

Tracks from the album, and a new video for the track “Burden of Eden” can be found on the band’s official MySpace page.

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Between the Buried and Me Post Studio Update

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have posted the following update:

“Well, we are done tracking our new record ‘Colors,’ and we couldn’t be happier…it was an amazing experience as always working with the mighty Jamie King, and we couldn’t thank him enough for being an amazing person and engineer/producer…we are currently mixing the record right now and will be done in the next week or so…the record will be released on September 18th through Victory Records. This record is nothing you’ve ever heard from us before…its a 65 minute opus of non stop pummeling beautiful music…we have described this release as ‘adult contemporary progressive death metal.’ We hope you have fun with it….more updates soon…we are doing a small two week tour with our amazing friends The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End…Arise and Ruin are taking The End’s place on the Canadian dates…"

Dates are as follows:

Jul 27, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA- Rex Theater w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End
Jul 28, 2007 Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo Icon w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End
Jul 29, 2007 Hamilton, Ontario- Underground w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and Arise and Ruin
Jul 30, 2007 St. Catherine, Ontario- L3 w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and Arise and Ruin
Jul 31, 2007 London, Ontario- Call the Office w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and Arise and Ruin
Aug 1, 2007 Ottowa, Ontario- Babylon w/The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and Arise and Ruin
Aug 2, 2007 Quebec City, Quebec- Anti w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and Arise and Ruin
Aug 3, 2007 Portland, Maine- The Station w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End
Aug 4, 2007 Burlington, VT- Higher Ground w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and Arise and The End
Aug 5, 2007 Troy, NY- Revolution Hall w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End
Aug 7, 2007 Lancaster, PA- Chameleon Club w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End
Aug 8, 2007 Covington, KY- Mad Hatter w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End
Aug 9, 2007 Huntington, WV- Monkey Bar w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End
Aug 10, 2007 Richmond, VA- Alley Katz w/ The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The End

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